**Disclosure!!! I was sent an advanced copy of The Little Book of Lykke by the publishers. It won’t actually be available until 7th September, but you can pre-order from any decent bookshop or online outlet now.** Last year’s publishing sensation was The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, and boy was it big. So many people I know … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking
Just a quick weekend post to share my fun this afternoon…. you should never leave me alone with a computer and an idea! I’m making notes on Autumn hygge for a proper post next week, but this is too cute not to share straight away! Have a good weekend! Continue reading Autumn Hygge…
Being a middle aged woman is no picnic sometimes. I find myself watching anxiously for signs that I am changing from the Fertile Mother of All to the Aged Crone. My children reliably inform me that I may not actually be all that aged but I’ve always been good at a bit of Crone-like behaviour. You know, the wisdom of ages that tells them just … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Tartle
I’d like to think that title is not the only time chic and hygge have been put together in a sentence. Can one hygge and be chic? Well, yes. If you see chic as a state of being and hygge as the emotion surrounding events full of love, comfort and enjoyment, then it must be possible. A chic hyggerer would probably prefer her tea in … Continue reading Hygge Book: How to be Chic in the Winter by Fiona Ferris
Last week I was away on my holidays. It was lovely: I had a fantastic time, it was relaxing, total break from life, a time spent doing very little apart from walking along seafronts, eating ice creams, reading and crafting. After such a lovely time, coming back to work should be a let down, shouldn’t it? The British and American cultures are very fond of … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Arbejdsglaede
Is it still only August? I don’t know about you, but I find once I’ve been away on holidays then my brain naturally turns to thoughts of Christmas and my favourite seasons, Autumn and Winter. I love hygge as a principle because it aims to take little moments in life and make them pleasurable. It looks for the small details and covers them with love … Continue reading Hygge Book: Scandi Christmas by Christiane Bellstedt Myers
I have been away from my desk for ages. It feels like months, but it’s only 10 days. We (the husband and I) needed the break and it was wonderful to get away to the seaside at Nefyn, just to walk along the seafront in Criccieth, look out over the Irish Sea at Nant Gwytheryn and just spend time together without needing to ask “Have … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Overnight Oats for the impatient.
Meraki is a Greek word meaning doing something with soul, creativity or love. When you put yourself into a project you are doing it with meraki. I think anybody who has ever started a real labour of love, be it a crocheted blanket, a picture, a pottery vase or even a meal cooked for someone they love will appreciate the idea of doing something … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Meraki